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Board Governance workshops

August 2, 2018

One of the challenges facing the non-profit sector is that many boards and board members don't have a strong understanding of their roles and responsibilities.

A highly effective and engaged board has clarity around roles and responsibilities, and aligns their work and performance with organizational values and vision.

This workshop focuses on board members’ key responsibilities and moves boards out of day-to-day operations and into managing the “big picture.” Designed for Board Members, Board Chairs, and Executive Directors, this workshop will cover:

  • Five key board responsibilities
  • The role of oversight
  • Governance vs. operations perspective
  • Board development, recruitment and training
  • Managing board meetings
  • Committee structure and board tools.

 Marie-Claire Seebohm

The Board Governance workshop will be facilitated by Marie Claire Seebohm of Vantage Point.

With over 15 years' non-profit and cooperative operations and human resources leadership experience, Marie-Claire is passionate about supporting social profit organizations to succeed through effective HR and governance practices. She has successfully supported small and larger organizations to meet the challenges of executive leadership transition, now as an independent consultant and as People Solutions Consultant with Central 1 Credit Union. Other prior leadership positions include HR Director with the David Suzuki Foundation, HR Specialist with Vancity Credit Union and Operations Manager with Ecotrust Canada.   

Marie-Claire has served as a not-for-profit volunteer for over two decades; on the board with Better Environmentally Sound Transportation; as a founding member of the West End Residents Association in Vancouver; and as a director with the Pivot Legal Society. An enthusiastic knowledge philanthropist with Vantage Point, she engages groups in discussions on governance and strategic planning - usually with a little HR sprinkled in!

About Vantage Point

Founded in 1943 by the Central Volunteer Bureau of Vancouver, Vantage Point is a Vancouver-based, non-profit organization dedicated to helping non-profit organizations build leadership through board development training, leadership coaching, and customized workshops. 

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